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    Holy cow… talk about a trip down memory lane... ...

    Holy cow… talk about a trip down memory lane...

    One of these was my first flight box when I started the hobby in 1986. As someone else pointed out, Goldberg stuff was right up there at the top in...
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    Well, perhaps I can make a post this time. This...

    Well, perhaps I can make a post this time. This site has become such a PITA to use, I'm just about ready to quit coming here, period. Here it is, Sunday morning, low traffic period, and it is still...
  3. Thread: Horizon Hobbies

    by LSP972
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    Seriously, bud? You don't call The Evil Empire's...

    Seriously, bud? You don't call The Evil Empire's (my name for Tower) common practice of buying up a firm, taking a few high-profit products from that company and then discarding the rest, predatory?...
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    Okay, I probably did something wrong. I'll try...

    Okay, I probably did something wrong. I'll try again when the tail glue dries.

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    I'm using #7.5 lead shot; 37 grams ( 1 ounce)...

    I'm using #7.5 lead shot; 37 grams ( 1 ounce) worth. I figure the glue will weigh a bit more than the remaining .25 ounce, and I can adjust by moving my battery forward a bit. Its as far back as it...
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    Got back on it this morning. It was pretty much...

    Got back on it this morning. It was pretty much done, anyway; just had to finish the radio installation, program the ESC, install the prop/spinner, balance, and set up the throws. It required 1.25...
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    There is no "Throttle" mode in the sailplane...

    There is no "Throttle" mode in the sailplane menu. Its called "Motor".

    I tried it; no dice.

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    12Z programming question...

    I want to set up a safe/arm switch on an electric sailplane (for the motor).

    I use Throttle Cut for this on my other electric planes, however this function is not available in the Glider menu.
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    Case in point… it just took over five minutes...

    Case in point… it just took over five minutes from me hitting the "Submit" button on the post above for it to appear. I have lost count of how many times a post I spent a lot of effort on never DID...
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    You're talking about when it was RCOnline. When...

    You're talking about when it was RCOnline. When it became RCUniverse, the pop-ups began, along with all sorts of slow-downs and other issues. DGrant, you are absolutely correct; back then, it was a...
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    The .040" c/f rods work smoothly enough, but I'm...

    The .040" c/f rods work smoothly enough, but I'm a bit concerned that they are stiff enough to overcome flight loads on the ruddervators. The "up" movement is a pulling motion, so no worries there....
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    That YS is far too much power for the Katana....

    That YS is far too much power for the Katana. This model is very lightly built (which is one reason why it flies so well). I have an OS 91 Surpass on mine.

    Aside from potential balance issues...
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    If the c/f rods aren't satisfactory, I may call...

    If the c/f rods aren't satisfactory, I may call Horizon for a new fuselage. Leaving for vacation tomorrow, so I'll get back to this later.

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    Decided to leave the servo covers off. I would...

    Decided to leave the servo covers off. I would have to remove one half side of the pushrod "tunnel", so what would be the point? The extra width of the ball link is just enough to ruin the fit. I...
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    Re the wing servo covers… my ball-link mod to the...

    Re the wing servo covers… my ball-link mod to the aileron linkage is going to cause an issue there; I'll deal with it when I get to that point. Sounds like you're relying on 1/16 balsa sheeting to...
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    New aileron linkages done; the two small...

    New aileron linkages done; the two small swashplate control rods and ball links from an ancient Kyosho Concept 30 helicopter were a perfect fit.

    I added a piece of 1/32" ply to the bottom of the...
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    I just spent the last hour tightening up the wing...

    I just spent the last hour tightening up the wing covering. While the covering looks great right out of the bags, once you put heat on it the bubbles and wrinkles start showing up; there is a LOT of...
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    Thanks for the additional tips. I'm going to get...

    Thanks for the additional tips. I'm going to get started after breakfast.

    Since this thread has not become cluttered, why not keep the discourse here? Your OP is pretty thorough; I was planning on...
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    We're seeing this on the Slash; it will roll in a...

    We're seeing this on the Slash; it will roll in a heartbeat on sharp, fast turns. I'm sure this can be mitigated somewhat by tuning the suspension, but I don't know enough about that yet, apparently…...
  20. Thread: H9 Katana 50 ?

    by LSP972
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    Actually, the bean counters are only concerned...

    Actually, the bean counters are only concerned with counting beans. When I wrote "cheapskates", I was referring to the modelers who wouldn't buy this model because it was "too expensive"... Relative...
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    Interesting and informative post, Tony. I have...

    Interesting and informative post, Tony.

    I have one of these I've been sitting on for months; go too wrapped up in my other hobby and haven't done much r/c stuff at all for too long. Time to get...
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    Sticky: Ten months later. I'm still flying the model, and...

    Ten months later. I'm still flying the model, and on windy days don't really notice the bit of residual squirrelliness due to the slightly twisted elevator. But on calm days, you can see and feel it....
  23. Thread: H9 Katana 50 ?

    by LSP972
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    Only thing I can think of is because it didn't...

    Only thing I can think of is because it didn't sell well enough for their bean counters to okay continuing it. It is a fabulous model; I have two of them. A marvelous flier, and the kit quality was...
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    dhewie, cumquat is right; mowed grass, as seen on...

    dhewie, cumquat is right; mowed grass, as seen on a typical home lawn, is… no… problem. Yes, it provides a bit more resistance to the drive train, with resulting higher battery and ESC temps if you...
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    I remember ModelNet. And then there was...

    I remember ModelNet.

    And then there was RCOnline….:D

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